The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
The advance planning and sense stimuli employed to capture a $10 million cigarette or soap market are nothing compared to the brainwashing and propaganda blitzes used to ensure control of the largest cash market in the world: the Executive Branch of the United States Government.
Terrorism is in good part an effect of government propaganda; it serves to deflect attention from governmental abuse toward a mostly imagined, highly dangerous outside enemy.
The Republican form of government is the highest form of government: but because of this it requires the highest type of human nature, a type nowhere at present existing.
Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
I go on the principle that a public debt is a public curse, and in a Republican Government a greater curse than any other.
The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.
A republican government is slow to move, yet when once in motion, its momentum becomes irresistible.
In a free and republican government, you cannot restrain the voice of the multitude.
Government is the only institution that can take a valuable commodity like paper, and make it worthless by applying ink.
Inflation is like sin; every government denounces it and every government practices it.
Propaganda is the executive arm of the invisible government.
News that the German government has deserted plans to invest proceeds from gold sales into a special fund assigned for research and education has given a boost to a weak gold market.
Any nation that can survive what we have lately in the way of government, is on the high road to permanent glory.
Nations do not think, they only feel. They get their feelings at second hand through their temperaments, not their brains. A nation can be brought -- by force of circumstances, not argument -- to reconcile itself to any kind of government or religion that can be devised; in time it will fit itself to the required conditions; later it will prefer them and will fiercely fight for them.
Criticism of government finds sanctuary in several portions of the 1st Amendment. It is part of the right of free speech. It embraces freedom of the press.
In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.
Truth is the glue that holds government together.
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Democracy is a form of government in which it is permitted to wonder aloud what the country could do under first-class management.
An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
The worst government is the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.
All government, of course, is against liberty.
Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it... The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.
It has long been a grave question whether any government, not too strong for the liberties of its people, can be strong enough to maintain its existence in great emergencies